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WGCI to replace program director, Morning Riot show cast

By: Charles Roughy Staff Writer     It has come to our attention here at The Windy City Word that things are once again being shaken up in Chicago Radio. Fans of the “The Morning Riot” morning show will have a different experience after last Monday and that’s because it turns out that long time morning personalities Tony Sculfield and Nina Chantele will no longer be members of the morning team. As ...

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Blacks Still Trail Whites, Latinos in Getting Treated for HIV

By: Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent   The CDC reported that young Black men who have sex with men (MSM) account for more new HIV infections than any other subgroup of MSM. African American women accounted for 64 percent of AIDS diagnoses among all women in 2010, compared with 17 percent of Latino women 15 percent of White women.  Although Black teens represent only 17 percent of the ...

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Prissi’s Corner – Anywhere But There…

 By:Priscilla Powell Columnist                       I often encounter travel prospects who want to be the first person to visit a destination. Newsflash you are not Christopher Columbus, and you cannot be the first person to visit any destination, sorry someone has been there and done that which is probably why you are requesting it. Usually the conver ...

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2014 Soul Train Awards

The 2014 Soul Train Music Awards was quite the spectacule this year. The show aired Sunday and consisted of old school reunions and moments that gave social media users quite the inspiration for chatter. Talk show host Wendy Williams served as the MC for the event, which also included an exciting performance from singer Chris Brown. The Soul train Awards were entertaining but it appears that there is a shor ...

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Horrible Bosses 2: Principal Cast Reconvenes for Raunchy, Irreverent Sequel

By: Kam Williams Entertainment Columnist                 Timing is everything, when it comes to comedy, and this sequel suffers from an acute case of terrible timing. First of all, with the Bill Cosby rape allegations figuring so prominently in the news nowadays, the last thing anybody wants to laugh at is a premise predicated upon secretly slipping a knockout pill in ...

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Are You Wasting Time?

By:Lyndia Grant Special to NNPA The lyrics from an Otis Redding song titled “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay” resonated within my spirit this week. When that happens, I can assure you it’s the Lord leading, guiding and inspiring me for my upcoming column. Let’s talk about how so many of us are complacent, just watching the tide roll in and out, wasting time. We have no plans, nothing ever changes, we’re just ...

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Age Well, Please

By: James Washington Special to NNPA   As someone who has come to Christ as a mature adult, I’m challenged from time to time as ministers and bible study leaders and others of faith talk about the process of becoming a mature Christian. The challenge is in knowing what it means to mature as a person and applying some of those same principles to the maturation process as they relate to faith and knowled ...

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25 to Life – Out-of-the-Closet Documentary Chronicles Clandestine Life of Brother Hiding His HIV Status

By: Kam Williams When William Brawner was 18 months-old, his single-mom Linda left him in the care of a suspicious male babysitter against her better judgment while she went off to class at Howard University. Upon returning home, she found her baby so scalded by hot water that he needed numerous skin grafts and blood transfusions. Doctor’s didn’t buy the babysitter’s story that it was all the result of an a ...

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Beyond the Walls of Morehouse: The Redland

By: Mary L. Datcher Staff Writer When the parents of hip hop group, The Redland sent their kids off to Morehouse College; little did they know that the institution’s rich history would invoke the passion to pursue a musical career as hip hop artists. Both Earvin Rodney (Earv) and Robert Nkosi Evans aka Kose  –members of The Redland became steadfast friends in college because of their love for music. Being b ...

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Soda Companies Pledge to Reduce Calorie Consumption in Beverages by 2025

  Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Dr. Pepper Snapple Group have committed to work together to cut the number of calories Americans consume in soda each year.  The proposal, introduced at the Clinton Global Initiative on Sept. 23, will reduce the number of calories Americans consumed per person in beverages by 20 percent over the next 10 years.Soft Drinks1 According to TheAssociated Press, this initiative stems ...

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